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    Unhappy Bowel Movement Colour

    Probably TMI but has anyone else had REALLY dark bowel movements? almost black??? am a little concerned...is this blood in my stool or what???


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    Are you taking a pregnancy multi-vitamin? The iron in that can cause very dark stools.

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    Have you increased your iron intake lately? That always makes it a lot darker.

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    I am taking a supplement but this has only occured in the last week, I've been taking the supplement for the entire pregnancy...no extra Iron has been taken

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